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The harmful effects of high levels of greenhouse gases are global warming and climate change. To reduce these effects we have to reduce the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The only way to remove them is through photosynthesis. Growing trees and vegetation take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, store the carbon, and release oxygen. So reforestation is the first answer.

The next step is to stop putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. So we have to stop burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas). We need electricity, so we have to start using renewable energy to generate it.

Greenhouse gases can also be eliminated in exhaust streams (don't emit them) or removed by adsorption, or chemical combination. Scientists are trying to find economical and practical ways of doing this.

A: To control global warming, which is caused by greenhouse effect, we can
  • ~control the emission of pollutants from various automobiles.
  • ~try to use public transport instead of private vehicle.
  • ~factories and industries should control their pollution.
  • ~wastes should not be burned.
 A: Some gases like carbon dioxide etc can cause greenhouse effect, because they can make a prison for the rays of sun which make earth warm. By building up these gases the greenhouse effect grows, so we should stop producing them:
  • reduce production of CO2 by for example not using cars,
  • use filters to refine the gas which is produced by factories
  • Switch off lights when you aren't using them.
  • Get an open fire for your home and use central heating as little as possible
  • Begin recycling all plastic or paper we are going to throw away just go and drop it on the recycle bin.
  • Don't use aerosols.
  • Don't burn fossil fuels
  • stop farting, smoking, driving
  • We can stop driving cars and throwing out good stuff.
 A: Go green!!! recycle, reuse grocery bags, take shorter showers, have a compost bin, have a worm farm.
 A: We can do lots of things, such as drive hybrid vehicles, use solar panels, and use alternative fuels.

The greenhouse effect cause, because of increase in heat trapping gases including Carbon dioxide CFCs & nitrogen. We can reduce greenhouse effect by stop or decrease in use of those instruments which emit these gases.
 A:We can do many things to help, like;

Use less electricity, Ride your bike, and more.

But we don't want to eliminate the Greenhouse effect all in all, we have to have it. If we didn't have, or never did; the Earth's surface would be about 30 degrees Celsius colder. That would not work for our ecosystem that we are attained to now.
 A: Go green!!! Recycle, reuse grocery bags, buy things with less wrappers, make a compost pile for food scraps, fully inflate your car tires (this uses less gas when they are full), take shorter showers, and turn off lights when your not using them.
 A: You can help slow global warming by:
  • Walking, riding your bicycle, or taking the bus instead of always going by car.
  • Not wasting electricity (turn off the lights, the radio, the TV and the computer when you're not using them).
  • Reducing, reusing or recycling all kinds of items, from soda pop cans to clothes, to save energy and raw materials.
  • Planting trees to help absorb excess CO2, and to provide shade and windbreaks to keep buildings at more even temperatures so they will require less energy for heating or cooling.
 A: First of all, there are two types of the greenhouse effect: the natural and the man-made. The greenhouse you are probably talking about is the man-made-- the bad one. The man-made OVERheats it. The natural warms it so we can still survive. And global warming is also affected by humans, and it is also natural. But we should still try to prevent it.  A: The greenhouse effect is a natural heating process that occurs when certain gases in Earth's atmosphere trap heat. Without the greenhouse effect Earth would be too cold to live on. We need this to live, it is not bad. The problem is when it gets too strong it can heat up Earth too much. There are signs that this has happened on Venus. To help keep this not too strong recycle, reuse and don't use up Earth's resources.
 A: The greenhouse effect can be reduced by reducing the emission of the greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide release, which is usually produced from industry and automobile usage, can be reduced by increasing automobile efficiency by carpooling, walking, cycling, or using public transportation. Also, the electric car may soon be available to the public. Meanwhile the amount of methane in the air can be reduced by preventing forest fires and the depletion of trees, increasing the sinks like trees and forests.
 A: We could try geoengineering techniques, however these methods are speculative, untested, and potentially dangerous in their own right, and the reduction of carbon emissions may still be additionally necessary.

Geoengineering methods include reducing global warming by reflecting the incident solar radiation, by emitting aerosols, increasing the reflectivity of the ground or clouds, or by using mirrors in space. The other geoengineering approach is to capture carbon from the atmosphere in artificial 'chemical trees' so it can be buried, or to encourage algae growth in the ocean which then fall to the deep ocean floor.

Our other alternative is to adapt human civilization and the biosphere to cope with the effects of climate change, through improved flood controls, a more flexible and expanded food supply, and the relocation or care of endangered species if possible.

We should however not become dependent on these methods, and try to reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere by
  • reducing carbon emissions by consuming less, or replacing consumables with alternatives which emit less carbon in their use and production.
  • reducing the birth rate so the potential for future carbon emissions are reduced
  • capture then contain or sequester (bury) carbon emissions to prevent them reaching the atmosphere. This includes artificial, and natural sinks such as forests.
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How can you reduce greenhouse gases?

 Stop burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) in  industry, transport and the generation of electricity, which  releases carbon dioxide.  Reforestation, planting

Why are greenhouse gases harmful?

They make a transparent cover over earths atmosphere and when the sun rays enter to the earth atmosphere this transparent shield did not allow them to go back and so earth bec

What can you do to reduce greenhouse gases?

Keep the Oceans clean, stop cutting down Trees, take very much more care of Our One And Only Earth, use less toxic Chemicals [easily done], less deadly gases, and maybe [soon]

Why is it important to reduce greenhouse gases?

If we choose to do what we can to reduce greenhouse gases, we can help prevent global warming. Global warming is predicted to cause potentially catastrophic climate change, ri

Why do greenhouse gases harm ozone?

Ozone itself is a green house gas. There would be no way that greenhouse gases would harm it.

How can we reduce the use of greenhouse gases?

When we drive a car, we use petrol or diesel fuel, creating carbon dioxide emission which help warm the atmosphere. When we cook or use electric appliances we also contribute

Compare Greenhouse gases with the Greenhouse Effect?

A greenhouse gas is a gas in the atmosphere that takes in and  releases radiation. The greenhouse effect is more of a process in  which radiation is emitted in different dir

How do greenhouse gases cause the greenhouse effect?

Briefly: Greenhouse gases capture heat rising from the earth. This warms the atmosphere and also the earth. In more detail: The Earth receives energy from the Sun mostly in

Is the greenhouse effect a cushion of gases?

Yes, in a way. The gases in the atmosphere hold back some of the heat from the sun (not letting it escape back into space). This heat keeps the earth warm and lets us live fai

What effect do greenhouse gases have on the the greenhouse effect?

Greenhouse gases are the cause of Greenhouse effect.The greenhouse gases which include CO2, Methane etc. trap the heat in the Earth's atmosphere and don't allow it to escape.

What is the purpose of reducing greenhouse gases?

If we don't reduce the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere the earth will get warmer and warmer. Greenhouse gases trap the sun's heat. Whenever we burn fossil fuels,

How do you reduce the effects of greenhouse gases?

You can only reduce the effect of greenhouse gasesby reducing the levels of the gases themselves. The only way to reduce levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphereis to pla